- Associated Press - Thursday, May 22, 2014

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - A San Diego County father turned himself in to police after his 14-year-old son was caught carrying a loaded .44-caliber revolver in a backpack at his high school.

U-T San Diego reports (https://bit.ly/1k6bInX ) 36-year-old Zachariah Joseph Dow was booked Wednesday night on counts including being a felon in possession of a firearm, child endangerment and criminal storage of a firearm.

Police responded earlier Wednesday after students at Hilltop High School in Chula Vista reported that the boy was showing off the revolver and saying he could potentially use it to shoot someone at school.

Officers went to the boy’s classroom and arrested the 9th grader. Investigators believe the boy brought the gun from home.

Police Lt. Fritz Reber says detectives served a warrant at Dow’s residence and found a .22 caliber semi-automatic pistol unsecured under a bed.


Information from: U-T San Diego, https://www.utsandiego.com

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide